PROTEST SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATORS VISITING ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS
Pro-settler tour of West Bank whitewashes system of apartheid
In December 2014, a delegation of twelve South Carolina state legislators traveled to Israel on a business promoting mission. They also visited illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. State Representative Alan Clemmons (R-Horry County) led the group that visited the Israeli settlements of Efrat and Shomron at the behest of the right-wing settler group the YESHA Council. Since returning, some legislators have misrepresented the situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank based on one-sided and very skewed impressions they received from visiting the Israeli settlements.